Last week the world’s biggest and most popular file sharing service website Megaupload.com was blocked and seized by FBI because of the anti-piracy law. Just a day after SOPA and PIPA were withdrawn megaupload was seized by FBI on somewhat same basis what SOPA was claiming. Just few minutes ago, second most popular file hosting website, filesonic shutdown and disabled their file sharing functionality
Rapidshare is the world’s largest free file hosting service on the Internet with petabytes of storage and petabytes of data transfer from their data-center every day. Rapidshare had a RapidPoint system which was quite famous and people do love Rapidshare because of it. Although it is the biggest file hosting site, but still to my amaze most of the people don’t know and have no idea that how to download files from Rapidshare.
Rapidshare.com was founded just 3 years ago in year 2006 and became the world’s best file hosting and file sharing service. Rapidshare is currently hosting several petabytes of data with hundreds of gigabyte bandwidth Internet connection to their servers for providing the users with a free file sharing / file hosting service. During last year rapidshare changed an overall interface of their website and now rapidshare is going to provide even a better interface for their premium account members.
Most of the Free Download websites, which are generally called Warez websites upload the softwares, applications, games, movies, music, etc. to free uploading websites like Rapidshare. Rapidshare is one of the BIGGEST free file hosting website service. Rapidshare’s storage servers have several petabytes (1PetaByte is equal to 1Million GigaBytes).
There are many internet users who are afraid of Rapidshare and don’t even have the idea that how to download the files from rapidshare website. Please note that the Rapidshare appearance may change from time-to-time but they procedure of downloading will remain something similar to my this guide.
I have found a lot of people on the internet those some how got to know how to download movies and games from the internet from free downloading websites but they don’t know how to join the archive files. (I mean the downloadable files are usually splitted into 100mb parts. i.e. for example a Ripped movie is of 700mb size, then it will be broken down into smaller 7 pieces of 100mb each. Then you need to join those 7 files to get back the original single 700mb file.) The uploaders use two different techniques most commonly to split the files into 100mb archive. Either they use the file splitting tools like HJSplit or they use WinRar. The reason of splitting the files into smaller parts is that the free file uploading websites like Rapidshare, Megaupload, Easy-Share, etc. allow a limited size of the file to be uploaded. Gradually all the free uploading websites are increasing the per file limit of the filesize but still uploaders have to split the files.